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The Kansas Volunteers for the Protection of the Ballot Box were free state supporters who were determined to see that fair elections were held in Kansas Territory. James Lane was appointed to organize companies throughout the territory. General Order No. 1 (which may be found on this web site), included instructions for listing the members of each company, and this muster roll was prepared as a result of that order. The muster roll for Captain A. H. Macauley's company identified the officers and enlisted men, their age, birthplace, place from which they came to Kansas, and their Kansas residence. A "Remarks" column was used to record the type of weapon the individual was either issued or brought with him: e.g., Sharps, western rifle, and carbine. [All the men listed appear to be residents of Quindaro, Wyandotte County in their twenties or early thirties.]

Date: 1857

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Item Number: 7624
Call Number: History. Elections Coll. #578
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 7624

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